Let There Be Hope!

I’ve talked to many people today who are looking at tomorrow and the events in the US and feeling anything from uncertainty,  to fear,  to desperation. No matter which side of the political spectrum you come from, you see the great gulfs that divide ideologies and governments getting wider as more and more people fall into the darkness between.

LET THERE BE HOPE.

The world was ending when the Visigoths marched down the Appian Way and sacked Rome. The empire thought their time was over, but they continued on to become one of the most influential civilizations the world has ever known.

LET THERE BE HOPE.

Darkness was inescapable when Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany bringing a philosophy of hatred and cruelty on a level that the world had not seen before. Thousands sacrificed to ensure that the light survived, and it did.

LET THERE BE HOPE.

We stand at an uncertain point in time, not knowing what a Trump Presidency will actually mean once the rhetoric and bombast have died down. Many of us are afraid for our American friends and family and worried about the worldwide political and economic fallout that such a dramatic shift in a super-nation could create.

But again, I will say:

LET THERE BE HOPE

I’ll borrow a line from someone much wiser than I, who began one of the most important documents in human history by saying “We, the people….”

We are the people, we are the ones who can create the little lights that breech this great darkness of fear and umbrage.

  • Each time we take a stand instead of mutely accepting someone’s right to walk over people and principals;
    • -We are the light.
  • Every time we step out of our self absorbed worlds to offer kindness and caring to another human lost in the darkness;
    • – We are the light.
  • Any time we choose to build where others would tear down;
    • – We are the light.

So while many people sit in anger and darkness, judging each other and filling the air with condemnation.

LET THERE BE HOPE – AND LET IT BE ME.

burning candle

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